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UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain - Galatasaray AŞ Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-GermainParc des Princes - ParisWednesday 11 December 2019
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Group A - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
01/10/2019GSGalatasaray AŞ - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
IstanbulIcardi 52
UEFA Champions League
13/03/2001GS2Paris Saint-Germain - Galatasaray AŞ2-0
ParisChristian 3, 27
06/12/2000GS2Galatasaray AŞ - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
IstanbulÜmit Davala 51 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
31/10/1996R2Paris Saint-Germain - Galatasaray AŞ4-0
agg: 6-4
ParisLeonardo 9, Dely Valdés 23, Loko 58, Raí 77
17/10/1996R2Galatasaray AŞ - Paris Saint-Germain4-2
IstanbulHakan Şükür 5, 31, Tugay Kerimoğlu 12, Ünsal 52; Le Guen 16, Dely Valdés 17
Paris Saint-Germain220031020000530295
Galatasaray AŞ320120020000520359

Paris Saint-Germain - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

02/10/2008R1Paris Saint-Germain - Kayserispor0-0
agg: 2-1
18/09/2008R1Kayserispor - Paris Saint-Germain1-2
KayseriToledo 87; Kežman 5, Luyindula 89
UEFA Champions League
10/12/1997GSParis Saint-Germain - Beşiktaş JK2-1
ParisGava 23, Simone 58; Özdilek 37
01/10/1997GSBeşiktaş JK - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
IstanbulOktay Derelioğlu 5, 42, Sağlam 83; Simone 66

Galatasaray AŞ - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

26/02/2009R3Galatasaray AŞ - FC Girondins de Bordeaux4-3
agg: 4-3
IstanbulArda Turan 43, 65, Kewell 45, Sabri Sarıoğlu 90; Bellion 1, Chamakh 72, Cavenaghi 75
18/02/2009R3FC Girondins de Bordeaux - Galatasaray AŞ0-0Bordeaux
25/10/2007GSFC Girondins de Bordeaux - Galatasaray AŞ2-1
BordeauxCavenaghi 53, Chamakh 64; Nonda 22 (P)
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2006GSFC Girondins de Bordeaux - Galatasaray AŞ3-1
BordeauxAlonso 22, Laslandes 47, Faubert 50; Inamoto 73
12/09/2006GSGalatasaray AŞ - FC Girondins de Bordeaux0-0Istanbul
UEFA Champions League
16/10/2001GS1Galatasaray AŞ - FC Nantes 0-0Istanbul
26/09/2001GS1FC Nantes - Galatasaray AŞ0-1
NantesSergen Yalçın 79
UEFA Champions League
25/10/2000GS1AS Monaco FC - Galatasaray AŞ4-2
MonacoContreras 6, Bonnal 19, Simone 22, Nonda 26; Ünsal 24, Korkmaz 63
12/09/2000GS1Galatasaray AŞ - AS Monaco FC3-2
IstanbulJardel 16, Hagi 29, Capone 80; Irles 50, Simone 61 (P)
UEFA Champions League
16/03/1994GSGalatasaray AŞ - AS Monaco FC0-2
IstanbulScifo 54, Gnako 90
02/03/1994GSAS Monaco FC - Galatasaray AŞ3-0
MonacoScifo 36, Djorkaeff 40, Klinsmann 52
European Champions Clubs' Cup
15/03/1989QFGalatasaray AŞ - AS Monaco FC1-1
agg: 2-1
ColognePrekazi 50; Weah 70
01/03/1989QFAS Monaco FC - Galatasaray AŞ0-1
MonacoÇolak 20
Paris Saint-Germain43105203000095131410
Galatasaray AŞ943292160000186481929

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Match background Only this chapter

Group A winners Paris Saint-Germain will look to round off their campaign with another victory at home to Galatasaray, whose own target is to secure third place.

• The French side have picked up 13 points from their five matches – winning the first four, including a 1-0 success at Galatasaray on Matchday 2 thanks to Maurco Icardi's goal early in the second half – and have an unassailable five-point lead over second-placed Real Madrid.

• Galatasaray, meanwhile, have not won in ten UEFA Champions League matches and are fourth on two points, one behind Club Brugge – who snatched a late draw in Istanbul on Matchday 5. That means Galatasaray cannot finish in the top two and will be confirmed in fourth place if they lose to Paris; to finish third, they need to win and hope Club Brugge fail to defeat Real Madrid in Belgium.

Highlights: Galatasaray 0-1 Paris

Previous meetings
• Paris have won both previous home matches against Galatasaray, in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round (4-0) and the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League second group stage (2-0).

• Both games in Turkey in those seasons also ended in home wins; Galatasaray – coached then, as now, by Fatih Terim – had won the first leg of that 1996 tie 4-2, and also won 1-0 in December 2000. It was the Turkish club who went through to that season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, with Paris fourth in Group B; Galatasaray were beaten 5-3 by Real Madrid in the last eight (3-2 h, 0-3 a).

Form guide
• Paris dropped points for the first time in the section on Matchday 5, although goals in the final nine minutes from Kylian Mbappé (81) and substitute Pablo Sarabia (83) salvaged a 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid.

Highlights: Real Madrid 2-2 Paris

• Thomas Tuchel's side had defeated Madrid 3-0 at the Parc des Princes in their first fixture and, after victory at Galatasaray in the French club's 100th UEFA Champions League game, they then beat Club Brugge away (5-0) and home (1-0).

• Paris had not conceded a goal in this season's UEFA Champions League before shipping two on Matchday 5, although they still have the best defensive record in this season's competition. No team has ever kept six clean sheets in a UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Ligue 1 champions for the sixth time in seven years in 2018/19, and eighth time overall, this is the French side's eighth successive UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Semi-finalists in 1995, Paris have been knocked out in the round of 16 in the last three seasons – having been eliminated in the quarter-finals in the four previous campaigns.

Matchday 1: Paris 3-0 Real Madrid

• In 2018/19, Paris finished first in a section including eventual champions Liverpool, Napoli and Crvena zvezda, picking up seven of their 11 points at home, and looked set to reach the quarter-finals after a 2-0 first-leg victory at Manchester United in the round of 16, only to bow out on away goals following a 3-1 home defeat.

• The second-leg defeat against United was only the Parisian club's third reverse in their last 53 European home games since crashing 4-2 to Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage (W34 D16) – they went down 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals and 2-1 against Real Madrid in the 2017/18 round of 16 second leg.

• Paris have won eight of their last 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D1 L2) and have now scored in 29 consecutive games in the competition.

• The French side have won three of their four home games against Turkish visitors, although the most recent ended in a goalless draw against Kayserispor in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup first round, a tie Paris won 2-1 on aggregate.

Highlights: Galatasaray 1-1 Club Brugge

• After a goalless draw at Club Brugge on Matchday 1, Gala lost 1-0 at home to both Paris and Real Madrid. A 6-0 loss in Spain followed on Matchday 4 – their biggest defeat in the UEFA Champions League and joint heaviest in UEFA competition – before Adem Büyük's early goal at home to Club Brugge last time out looked to have ended Gala's long winless European run, only for the visitors to level in added time and make it 12 contintental fixtures without a victory for the Turkish club (D4 L8).

• Galatasaray have scored only one goal in this season's group stage, the lowest total in the competition.

• Galatasaray kicked off their 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group campaign with a 3-0 home success against Lokomotiv Moskva, but picked up only one more point in their next five fixtures to finish third behind Porto and Schalke. They then lost to Benfica in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 (1-2 h, 0-0 a).

• The defeat of Lokomotiv is Galatasaray's only win in their last 20 European fixtures (D7 L12).

Highlights: Real Madrid 6-0 Galatasaray

• The draw at Benfica last season ended Galatasaray's seven-match losing run in European away matches; they have failed to score in eight of their last ten away games. They have not won a European match outside Turkey since a 3-2 victory at Schalke in the second leg of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League round of 16; their record on the road since then is D4 L15.

• The draw at Club Brugge ended Gala's five-match losing away run in the UEFA Champions League, but they have not scored in six successive away matches in the competition.

• Cimbom's last trip to France brought a goalless draw at Bordeaux in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup round of 32, a tie they went on to win 4-3 on aggregate. They have won two of their nine away games against Ligue 1 sides (D1 L6), most recently at Nantes in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League first group stage (1-0).

• Turkish champions in 2018/19 for a record 22nd time, Galatasaray qualified for a 16th appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage – one more than all other Turkish teams combined.

• Galatasaray are the only team from Turkey to have reached a European Cup semi-final, in 1989.

Matchday 4 highlights: Paris 1-0 Club Brugge

Links and trivia
• Steven Nzonzi was a youth player at Paris between 1999 and 2002.

• Have played together:
Sergio Rico, Pablo Sarabia & Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla 2015–18)
Sergio Rico & Mariano Ferreira (Sevilla 2015–17)
Pablo Sarabia & Mariano Ferreira (Sevilla 2016/17)
Sergio Rico & Jean Michaël Seri, Ryan Babel (Fulham 2018/19)
Thilo Kehrer, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting & Younès Belhanda (Schalke 2015/16)
Thomas Meunier & Ryan Donk (Club Brugge 2011–13)
Juan Bernat & Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia 2011–14)
Layvin Kurzawa & Radamel Falcao (Monaco 2013–14)
Abdou Diallo & Radamel Falcao (Monaco 2016/17)
Ander Herrera, Ángel Di María & Radamel Falcao (Manchester United 2014/15)
Kylian Mbappé & Radamel Falcao (Monaco 2016–17)
Mauro Icardi & Yuto Nagatomo (Inter 2013–17)

• Have played in France:
Mariano Ferreira (Bordeaux 2012–15)
Jean-Michaël Seri (Nice 2015–18)
Younès Belhanda (Montpellier 2003–13, Nice 2016/17)
Mario Lemina (Lorient 2013, Marseille 2013–15)
Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse 2016–19)
Sofiane Feghouli (Grenoble 2007–10)
Steven Nzonzi (Amiens 2007–09)
Radamel Falcao (Monaco 2013–14, 2016–19)

Highlights: Club Brugge 0-0 Galatasaray

• Belhanda (Montpellier 2011/12) and Falcao (Monaco 2016/17) have both won the Ligue 1 title.

• International team-mates:
Edinson Cavani & Fernando Muslera (Uruguay)
Layvin Kurzawa, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé & Steven Nzonzi (France)

• Nzonzi and Mbappé were part of the victorious France squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Paris boss Thomas Tuchel coached Emre Mor at Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17.

Highlights: Club Brugge 0-5 Paris

• Durmaz scored in Sweden's 2-1 win against France in World Cup qualifying on 9 June 2017 in Stockholm; Mbappé was a substitute for the visitors.

• Babel got the Netherlands' goal in a 2-1 UEFA Nations League loss in France on 9 September 2018.

• Falcao scored in Colombia's 3-2 friendly win against France on 23 March 2018.

• Aside from French international Nzonzi, Algerian international Feghouli and Belhanda of Morocco were also born in France.

Latest news

• Paris have won 18 of their 22 matches in all competitions in 2019/20 (D3 L1). They were 2-0 victors at home to Nantes on 4 December and scored three times in the last 16 minutes to come from behind and win 3-1 at Montpellier on Saturday; they have been top of Ligue 1 since 30 August.

• Mauro Icardi opened the scoring in Paris's 2-0 win against LOSC Lille on 22 November and was also on target at Montpellier, making it 11 goals in his last 12 Paris appearances.

• Paris have lost eight Ligue 1 games in 2019, their worst tally in a calendar year since suffering 13 defeats in 2010. They last lost three of their first 12 league matches in 2010/11.

• Paris have won 24 of their last 27 home league games (D2 L1), and have kept eight clean sheets in the last nine.

• Kylian Mbappé and Neymar started together for the first time this season against Nantes, Mbappé opening the scoring. The 20-year-old was also on target at Montpellier to move joint ninth in the club's all-time scoring charts with 72 goals after 102 games.

• Thiago Silva played his 300th game for Paris at Montpellier; he is seventh on the club's all-time appearance list.

• Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye both limped off in Montpellier with hamstring pains; Edinson Cavani missed the game having suffered a calf injury in training on Friday.

• Ander Herrera has not played since Matchday 4 due to a thigh injury.

• Thilo Kehrer has been out since 11 August with a foot injury.

• Neymar made his return from injury on 22 November, having not played since suffering a thigh injury early in Brazil's friendly against Nigeria on 13 October. He scored from the spot against Nantes and got the first goal at Montpellier, making it six in eight Ligue 1 matches this season.

• Neymar has scored 40 goals in 45 Ligue 1 appearances for Paris, who have never lost a league game in which the Brazilian has found the net (W28 D3).

• Mbappé was out between out since 25 August and 28 September due to a problem with his left hamstring; since returning to action, he has scored ten goals and provided three assists in 489 minutes of pitch time, including one of each on Saturday.

• Paris won the French Super Cup on 3 August, defeating French Cup winners Rennes 2-1 thanks to goals from Mbappé and Ángel Di María. It was Paris's ninth win in the competition and their seventh in a row, a new record.

• Galatasaray's next win in UEFA club competition will be their 100th.

• Galatasaray have lost five of their last ten matches in all competitions (W3 D2) and were without a victory in four (D2 L2) before beating Alanyaspor 1-0 at home on Saturday. That was only their fourth victory in their last 16 matches (D6 L6).

• However, Cimbom have been beaten in only two of their last 13 Turkish Süper Lig games (W6 D5).

• Galatasaray have suffered six defeats in all competitions this season, failing to score in each of them.

• Galatasaray have scored 17 goals in their 21 games in all competitions this season.

• Galatasaray were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by third tier Tuzlaspor in the first leg of their Turkish Cup last-32 tie on 4 December.

• Centre-back Emin Bayram, 16, made his Galatasaray debut in that match, hitting the crossbar with an overhead kick.

• On 22 November Galatasaray suffered a first home league defeat in 42 games, going down 1-0 against İstanbul Başakşehir; their previous defeat had come against Kasımpaşa on 6 May 2017. Gala's home league record between those two games was W34 D7.

• Gala kicked off the new season with a 1-0 win against Akhisarspor in the Turkish Super Cup on 7 August, winning the trophy for a record 16th time.

• Christian Luyindama tore the anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee during DR Congo's 2-2 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Gambia on 18 November and could miss the rest of the season.

• Radamel Falcao suffered an Achilles injury against Paris on 1 October, returning as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

• Şener Özbayraklı has not played since tearing his hamstring against Rizespor on 1 November, although he was an unused substitute against Alanyaspor.

• Florin Andone suffered a knee injury in Gala's 2-0 win at Gaziantep on 9 November and is not expected to play again this year.

• Ryan Babel has been out since the İstanbul Başakşehir loss on 22 November due to a knee injury, and is still working in the gym.

• Mario Lemina and Sofiane Feghouli both suffered thigh injuries in the 1-1 draw against Trabzonspor on 1 December; the former played 90 minutes against Alanyaspor, a match Feghouli sat out.

• Emre Akbaba has been left out of the UEFA Champions League squad after suffering a broken leg against Rizespor on 11 May; he is expected to be sidelined until next year, although he has returned to team training.


Head coach Only this chapter

Thomas Tuchel

Date of birth: 29 August 1973
Nationality: German
Playing career: Augsburg U19s, Stuttgarter Kickers, Ulm
Coaching career:
Stuttgart (youth coach and U19s assistant coach), Augsburg (U19s, academy coordinator and reserves), Mainz (U19s), Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain

• Tuchel had a fairly undistinguished playing career, retiring prematurely in 1998 due to injury. His first off-pitch role was with the Stuttgart youth team. He subsequently joined Augsburg, where he coached the U19s and reserve sides as well as serving as academy coordinator.

• Tuchel moved to Mainz in 2008 and was initially in charge of the U19s, whom he led to a German title. A year after joining the club, Tuchel succeeded Jørn Andersen as coach of the senior team. He went on to help the club qualify twice for the UEFA Europa League, though Mainz were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage on both occasions.

• He took over from Jürgen Klopp in the Dortmund dugout prior to the 2015/16 campaign and led his side to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they came up against Klopp's Liverpool team – and lost 5-4 on aggregate.

• Dortmund fared well under Tuchel in the Bundesliga in 2015/16, racking up 78 points to finish second behind Bayern München and qualify automatically for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. They were also beaten by Bayern in the German Cup final in Tuchel's debut season.

• Tuchel's first coaching honour followed in 2016/17, Dortmund overcoming Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the German Cup final in what proved to be his last match in charge; he left the club three days later and returned to football 12 months later, signing a two-year deal to replace Unai Emery at Paris and winning the club's second successive league title in his first season in charge to earn a contract extension until 2021.


Fatih Terim

Date of birth: 4 September 1953
Nationality: Turkish
Playing career: Adana Demirspor, Galatasaray
Coaching career: Ankaragücü, Göztepe, Turkey Under-21s, Turkey (three times), Galatasaray (four times), Fiorentina, AC Milan

• A central defender, Terim represented Galatasaray for over a decade, winning three Turkish caps, and played 51 games for Turkey, 32 as captain. Began his coaching career with Ankaragücü and Göztepe, before being named assistant to national team boss Sepp Piontek and put in charge of the U21s in 1990.

• Appointed Turkey coach in 1993, Terim led them to EURO '96. They lost all their matches in England, but just getting to the final tournament, Turkey's first since the 1954 FIFA World Cup, was a major landmark.

• Returned to Galatasaray after the EURO, winning four league titles, two domestic cups and the 2000 UEFA Cup. Serie A came calling and Terim took the helm at Fiorentina and Milan before rejoining Galatasaray; however, a run of disappointing results brought about a temporary retirement in 2004.

• Reappointed Turkey coach in 2005, Terim – known as 'İmparator' (The Emperor) for his leadership skills – steered them to the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-finals but could not guide them to the World Cup in either 2006 or 2010, the latter prompting his departure.

• Back for a third spell as Galatasaray boss in July 2011, in his first season he inspired Cimbom to their first Süper Lig crown in four years. Repeated the feat in 2013 when also helping Galatasaray to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Named head of the national team for a third time – on a part-time basis – in August 2013, he parted company with Galatasaray a month later to assume the role full time. Was unable to lead Turkey to the 2014 World Cup, but did take them to UEFA EURO 2016. Took over at Galatasaray once again in December 2017, ending that season with another league title – 12 months later, Terim guided Galatasaray to their seventh Turkish league and cup double and third under his command.


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Paris Saint-Germain541012213
    Real Madrid CF52211178
    Club Brugge5032393
    Galatasaray AŞ5023192
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Real Madrid CF
    1-0 Di María 14, 2-0 Di María 33, 3-0 Meunier 90+1
    Navas, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos (70 Herrera), Verratti, Di María, Meunier, Bernat, Icardi (60 Choupo-Moting), Sarabia (89 Diallo), Gueye
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Icardi 52
    Navas, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di María (83 Herrera), Meunier, Bernat, Icardi (61 Mbappé), Sarabia (71 Choupo-Moting), Gueye
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Club Brugge 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Icardi 7, 0-2 Mbappé 61, 0-3 Icardi 63, 0-4 Mbappé 79, 0-5 Mbappé 83
    Navas, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di María, Meunier, Bernat, Choupo-Moting (52 Mbappé), Icardi (65 Paredes), Herrera (72 Diallo)
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 Club Brugge
    1-0 Icardi 22
    Navas, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti (90 Sarabia), Mbappé (83 Draxler), Di María, Bernat, Icardi (72 Cavani), Gueye, Dagba
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Real Madrid CF 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain
    1-0 Benzema 17, 2-0 Benzema 79, 2-1 Mbappé 81, 2-2 Sarabia 83
    Navas, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti, Mbappé, Di María (75 Draxler), Meunier, Bernat, Icardi (75 Sarabia), Gueye (46 Neymar)
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Galatasaray AŞ

Galatasaray AŞ

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Club Brugge 0-0 Galatasaray AŞ
    Muslera, Seri (93 Donk), Falcao, Babel, Mariano Ferreira (90 Şener Özbayraklı), Luyindama, Marcão, Nagatomo, Feghouli, Nzonzi, Lemina (60 Emre Mor)
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Icardi 52
    Muslera, Seri, Falcao, Belhanda (62 Feghouli), Babel (64 Andone), Donk, Mariano Ferreira, Luyindama, Marcão, Nagatomo (77 Ömer Bayram), Nzonzi
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ 0-1 Real Madrid CF
    0-1 Kroos 18
    Muslera, Seri (77 Emre Mor), Belhanda (67 Ömer Bayram), Babel, Donk (46 Feghouli), Mariano Ferreira, Andone, Luyindama, Marcão, Nagatomo, Nzonzi
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Real Madrid CF 6-0 Galatasaray AŞ
    1-0 Rodrygo 4, 2-0 Rodrygo 7, 3-0 Ramos 14 (P) , 4-0 Benzema 45, 5-0 Benzema 81, 6-0 Rodrygo 90+2
    Muslera, Seri, Babel, Mariano Ferreira, Andone (46 Donk), Luyindama, Marcão, Nagatomo (88 Adem Büyük), Feghouli, Nzonzi (46 Ömer Bayram), Lemina
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ 1-1 Club Brugge
    1-0 Adem Büyük 11, 1-1 Diatta 90+2
    Muslera, Seri (94 Erencan Yardımcı), Adem Büyük, Belhanda (87 Emre Mor), Donk, Ömer Bayram (80 Selçuk İnan), Mariano Ferreira, Marcão, Nagatomo, Feghouli, Lemina
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Galatasaray AŞ

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) and Basel (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain
Nickname: PSG

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1996, (1997)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1996)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (2019)
French Cup: 12 (2018)
French League Cup: 8 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-1 twice, most recently v Celtic
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
four times, most recently v Club Brugge
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Paris v Juventus
15/01/97, UEFA Super Cup first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris
08/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-1: Paris v Celtic (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 four times, most recently v Club Brugge (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Paris v Chelsea
14/09/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris (see above)


Galatasaray AŞ
Nickname: Cimbom

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2000
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2000

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 22 (2019)
Turkish Cup: 18 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
round of 16
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32

UEFA club competitions
• Biggest home win
6-0: Galatasaray v Maccabi Netanya
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-5 twice, most recently v OFK Beograd
05/10/10, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Galatasaray v Real Madrid
17/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-5: Galatasaray v Chelsea
20/10/99, UEFA Champions League first group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0 twice, most recently v Real Madrid
06/11/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0 twice, most recently v Lokomotiv Moskva
18/09/18, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Hertha Berlin v Galatasaray
26/10/99, first group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Galatasaray v Real Madrid (see above)
0-5: Galatasaray v Chelsea (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Real Madrid v Galatasaray (see above)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on